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Drinks by Mark Jacob

Mixologist at Hamanasi Resort Belize

INDENTURED STING

During the indentured period, my ancestors, the East Indians, brought along with them the Turmeric, the lemon grass tea and a lot of various herbs. And with those ingredients; the Vodka, real turmeric, leaf Basil, Lemon grass, lime, cane syrup, Splash Soda topped with chickpea foam, I create the Indentured Sting to represent my culture and community in the year of 2018 in the international bar tending competition.

Turmeric has scientifically been proven to have many health benefits. It carries the potential to improve heart health and prevent against Alzheimer’s and cancer. It is also a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Turmeric may also help ease the symptoms of arthritis and depression.

MAYAN ELIXIR

The Mayan Elixir, also known as the chocolate elixir, was a sacred and powerful drink designed to only be served to the elite. The chocolate itself played a major role in the Maya society. The Mayas worshipped the cacao god and would often drink chocolate during religious ceremonies, marriage ceremonies and even baptisms.

This drink combines Copalli Cao Rum, Chocolate stout, Lime juice, Simple syrup and cacao bits.

Despite its past, the Elixir chocolate does indeed have many health benefits. The elixir chocolate is commonly used as a sleep aid. The chocolate contains a mushroom extract called “Reishi,” which is an adaptogen, which helps the body to adapt to challenging conditions. It often directs people to relax when they are under too much stress.

TIPSY HUMMINGBIRD

Vodka triple sec, soursop juice, Hibiscus Juice, Limeade, simple syrup to taste, splash soda.

During my childhood, we would often see plenty of beautiful and vibrant multicolor hummingbirds. I would take the wine from my dad and throw into the flower of the hibiscus. Amazingly, the hummingbirds would come around and actually drink it. And thus, is how I came up with the name Tipsy Hummingbird.

This drink is a mixture of vodka triple sec, soursop juice, Hibiscus Juice, Limeade, simple syrup and splash soda.

The soursop is one of the most underrated fruits in Belize. It is very rich in Vitamin C, which is a well antioxidant known to boost immune health. This vitamin helps to strengthen the immune system, improving its ability to fight against pathogens.

PANTY RIPPA

As one of Belize’s most popular cocktails, its sweet concoction of coconut rum, pineapple juice and hibiscus juice, along with its sweet aroma, is designed to attract women. However, there are men who do enjoy its lovely taste, while others are quite wary of its name when ordering.